Also by this author: Sparrow, The Hunter (Boston Belles, #1)
on December 16, 2020
Cruel. Coldblooded. Hades in a Brioni suit.Cillian Fitzpatrick has been dubbed every wicked thing on planet earth.To the media, he is The Villain.To me, he is the man who (reluctantly) saved my life.Now I need him to do me another, small solid.Bail me out of the mess my husband got me into.What’s a hundred grand to one of the wealthiest men in America, anyway?Only Cillian doesn’t hand out free favors.The price for the money, it turns out, is my freedom.Now I’m the eldest Fitzpatrick brother’s little toy.To play, to mold, to break.Too bad Cillian forgot one, tiny detail.Persephone wasn’t only the goddess of spring; she was also the queen of death.He thinks I’ll buckle under the weight of his mind games.He is about to find out the most lethal poison is also the sweetest.
~ Maria’s 5 ⭐️ Book Review ~
I can honestly say that author LJ Shen never disappoints. In fact, she continually delivers stories that are addicting and engaging from start to finish. The Villain is such a story. I was hooked from word one.
I must confess that Cillian’s character intrigued me when I met him in The Hunter. He has that “je ne sais quoi” that makes him irresistible regardless of how mean and rude. He is a rake, a perfect alphahole and then some. So naturally, I was salivating for his story. And what a story!! Unputdownable. Cillian is so much more than what he puts out there but he is also every bit cold, calculating, callous and cruel.
Enter Persephone. She is a fabulous heroine. Sweet, caring, beautiful and kind but not a doormat. She is smart, sassy and feisty. So much more than Cillian bargained for.
The push / pull is intense. The chemistry is palpable and unexpected. They are hot AF. And they can’t get out of their own way.
The Villian is a crazy rollercoaster ride, a bumpy journey to redemption. It has drama, secrets, unexpected twists, and great supporting characters that kept me turning pages and wanting more. I loved it and cannot wait for the next in this fantastic series. Highly recommend